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Bill Kowalsky Wins UCLA’s Distinguished Teaching Award

Published: April 18, 2018

Congratulations to Bill Kowalsky who has been chosen to receive UCLA’s Distinguished Teaching Award.  The award, which is given to only five teaching assistants on campus each year, recognizes extraordinary teaching.  We commend and thank Bill for his dedication, excellence, and innovation in teaching.

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Kim Johnston Wins Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Fellowship Award

Published: April 17, 2018

Congratulations to Kim Johnston who has been chosen to receive UCLA’s Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Fellowship Award.  The award, which is given to only four graduate students on campus, honors distinguished academic performance combined with service to the university and community.  We commend and thank Kim for her outstanding contributions to…

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Congratulations to Kevin Lande!

Published: April 3, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Kevin Lande has filed his dissertation, “Parts of Perception,” and it has been accepted. His PhD degree will be awarded on March 23, 2018.

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In Memoriam: Sean Foran

Published: March 28, 2018

We’re very sad to have learned that our graduate alumnus Sean Foran died last summer from brain cancer. Sean began the program in 1989, finishing in 1997.  His dissertation, Animal Movement, was chaired by Kit Fine and Rogers Albritton. Sean taught at Kansas State University, Bowling Green State University, and Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville….

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Pamela Hieronymi Helps Give “The Good Place” Its Scholarly Credentials

Published: February 7, 2018

Professor Pamela Hieronymi is featured in an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the philosophers who inspired the producers of the NBC show “The Good Place.” You can read more about how Pamela consulted on the show at: https://www.chronicle.com/article/Meet-the-Philosophers-Who-Give/242462.

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Congratulations to Brian Hutler!

Published: February 1, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Brian Hutler has filed his dissertation, “Cooperation, Religious Freedom, and the State,” and it has been accepted. His PhD degree will be awarded on March 23, 2018.

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Calvin Normore Appointed First Brian P. Copenhaver Chair

Published: January 8, 2018

Congratulations to Prof. Calvin Normore, who has been appointed the first Brian P. Copenhaver Chair. Professor Normore is assuming a chair newly renamed in honor of professor emeritus Brian Copenhaver, which was generously endowed by Steven F. and Christine L. Udvar-Hazy. A special lecture to commemorate the occasion is being scheduled for spring quarter 2018. …

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Mark Greenberg on Presidential Obstruction of Justice

Published: January 4, 2018

Congratulations to Mark Greenberg who published an analysis of whether the President can obstruct justice in the New York Review of Books. You can read his piece at http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/01/04/can-trump-obstruct-justice/. 

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